HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi Democrats have begun the process of selecting delegates to attend the county, district, state and national conventions this year. Precinct caucuses were held in all counties in the state Saturday to choose delegates for the upcoming county conventions in a few weeks.
In the Pine Belt, turnout was light at some locations due to heavy rainfall.
Despite that, party officials say today's caucuses were exciting events.
"It's an important process, because we are giving our local people an opportunity to participate in the political process in Mississippi," said H.C. Johnson, chairman of the Forrest County Democratic Committee.
The county conventions will be held on March 10th.